Marathon Digital, Coinbase Lead Bounce for Crypto-Related Stocks
After a disastrous 2022 in which 80%-90% declines were the norm, many cryptocurrency-related stocks are in the green early in 2023 after big advances on Wednesday.
The largest gainer among the major names was bitcoin miner Marathon Digital (MARA), which rose 24% today. Among other miners, the rebranded Riot Platforms (RIOT) – which began the year by exorcising the term "blockchain" from its name – was higher by 15%.
Crypto exchange Coinbase (COIN) gained 12.2%, helped by the general rally and by removing a regulatory overhang with an agreement to pay a $50 million fine to the New York Department of Financial Services.
Checking cryptocurrencies themselves, bitcoin (BTC) made a brief run at $17,000 before falling back to the current $16,800, up only a hair for the day. Ether (ETH) gained 3%, Binance Coin (BNB) added 4.6%, Dogecoin (DOGE) 2.6%, and Cardano (ADA) 5.2%.